indignation

Call your anger at an unjust situation indignation. If recess gets canceled for everyone because two students get into a fight, the rest of the student body will respond with indignation.

Indignation traces back to the Latin prefix in- "not" and root dignus "worthy" and means anger at something that is unfair or unjust. Another word for indignation is outrage. Be careful using these words as they have a bit of a negative slant. A person who feels indignation is a little self-righteous and focused on not being treated the way he feels he should be.

DEFINITIONS OF: indignation

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n a feeling of righteous anger

Synonyms:
outrage
Types:
dudgeon, high dudgeon
a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
Type of:
anger, choler, ire
a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
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